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UK South-East POTN Member meeting - 23rd August 2008 - London Wetlands Centre

 
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Aug 23, 2008 14:08 |  #1

Hi all!

I organised a group trip to the London Wetlands Centre today and a total of 14 people went (plus 2 children)! It was an unmitigated success and everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable day! It started at 11am and some of us were there until 6:30pm! :D

I took a mere 782 photos ... will have to do some severe sorting to get the best out of that lot! :lol:

I propose we use this thread to share our results :) Post away everyone!

Here's a group shot for you! :)

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More to come soon!


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Aug 23, 2008 14:16 |  #2

AHAHAH! #9 looks like he is on crack


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Aug 23, 2008 14:18 |  #3

Posted elsewhere, but my two favorites from the day.....

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Both with a Canon 1dsMkII and 500mm f4Lis.

'Twas a brill day out.

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Aug 23, 2008 14:46 |  #4

I love WWT centres. Theres one near me in Llanelli and I go often, are some cracking photo opportunities to be had
Love the pic of the Grebe, more pics I say!




  
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Aug 23, 2008 14:53 |  #5

Great! Looking forward to this lot :)


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Aug 23, 2008 15:13 |  #6

Nice shots Scuff,don't you just love the bokeh on that lens,,,, I am so knackered Eyes are tired, should not edit tonight :(

Here is the first 2 I did edit


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Aug 23, 2008 15:25 |  #7

Lovely bokeh and composition on the 2nd shot Brett! Makes me want to skip the 100mm Macro :lol: I HATE POTN MEETUPS! So much desire and lenswhoring! I think you were right, never borrow or use someone elses lens :lol:


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Aug 23, 2008 15:32 |  #8

Fantastic shots, the heron is my fav so far - it looked like a great day out!


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Aug 23, 2008 16:15 |  #9

Well, heres a start. Not many animals just yet but I will get to it slowly. This was a fantastic place and an even better challenge for me since I have never shot anything like this at all. The longest lens I have ever used was a 70-200 so today was a good experience. It also gave me a great chance to test out my new 24-70L. Thanks David for organising this!

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#8 - My fav (does the selective colouring work for this one?)
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Aug 23, 2008 16:27 |  #10

Some great shots, I really enjoyed playing with the macro.

here's a couple of mine, All on 1dMkIIN, the macro's were with a Canon 100mm f/2.8 and 12mm Kenko extension tube, my first outing with that kit!:
the swan was with a 400 f/2.8 and 1.4 tele.

#1: wasps were hard to track!

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#2: must be the time of year!
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#3: THAT spider (underside)
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#4: One from the 400 (+1.4x)
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Aug 23, 2008 16:28 |  #11

RICH! The timing on that swan! Fantastic clarity.


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Aug 23, 2008 16:33 |  #12

Awesome photos guys!! :D I never cease to be amazed how many different photos come out of a meeting at the same venue :)

Here's a pano I took when only Scuff and I were at the site first thing :)

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I haven't started editing my photos yet and I need an early bed for the airshow tomorrow! Think I will have to process mine later ....

Cheers!


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Aug 23, 2008 16:38 |  #13

I'm really loving seeing everyones shots, just the fact we were all together in one place yet got such variation.


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Aug 23, 2008 16:40 |  #14

There's some good photos here! Well done all.


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Aug 23, 2008 16:40 |  #15

Hogster86 wrote in post #6163856 (external link)
Awesome photos guys!! :D I never cease to be amazed how many different photos come out of a meeting at the same venue :)

Here's a pano I took when only Scuff and I were at the site first thing :)

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I haven't started editing my photos yet and I need an early bed for the airshow tomorrow! Think I will have to process mine later ....

Cheers!


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That came out well... It was worth the effort of running around to get out of your shots. Very impressed with your home made pano gizmo.


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